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Provides links to state-specific resources with an interest in the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species.

Items of Interest:

Destructive Tree Pest Detected in Georgia (PDF | 97 KB) (Aug 12, 2013)
Georgia Forestry Commission.
An invasive insect responsible for the death or decline of tens of millions of ash trees in 20 states has been detected in Georgia for the first time. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, suspect emerald ash borer beetles were removed from survey traps during routine monitoring in DeKalb and Fulton counties in July. Federal officials confirmed the specimens as emerald ash borers days later, setting in motion plans to prevent its spread and educate the public.

Disease Deadly to Bats Confirmed in Georgia (Mar 12, 2013)
Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
The disease that has killed millions of bats in the eastern U.S. has been confirmed for the first time in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that bats with white-nose syndrome were found recently at two caves in Dade County.

Invading Pests Target Georgia Trees (PDF | 137 KB) (Mar 30, 2012)
Georgia Forestry Commission.
The Georgia Forestry Commission is launching a major offensive against two destructive pests that have the potential to decimate significant portions of our state's healthy forestland. Custom traps are being hung throughout the state to detect and respond to possible incoming infestations of emerald ash borers and gypsy moths.

A Homeowner's Guide to Preventing the Introduction and Spread of Invasive Plants in Georgia: You Can Make a Difference in Your Backyard (PDF | 1.6 MB) (Jan 2011)
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

State Specific Threats:

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species List - Georgia or Display NAS by Taxonomic Group (select State)
DOI. USGS. Southeast Ecological Science Center.
Includes fact sheets, maps and collection information for aquatic vertebrates and invertebrates occurring outside of their native range.

State Noxious Weed List - Georgia (none listed; see State Noxious Weed Lists)
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center. PLANTS Database.
Designated legally noxious plants.

Status of Invasive Plants - Georgia / Details by State and Details by County
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health. Early Detection & Distribution Mapping System.

Pest Tracker - Georgia
USDA. APHIS. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey. National Agricultural Pest Information System.

States Restricting Firewood Movement and/or Advocating Leaving Firewood at Home: Who is Affected?
Nature Conservancy. Don't Move Firewood.

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Government

West Nile Virus Information
Georgia Department of Agriculture.
Species of Concern; Management; Monitoring

Plant Protection
Georgia Department of Agriculture. Plant Industry.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Laws and Regulations; Management

Forest Health in Georgia
Georgia Forestry Commission.
Species of Concern; Management

Invasive Species Management
Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Wildlife Resources Division.
Species of Concern; Management

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University/Academic

Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health
University of Georgia. Bugwood Network.
Species of Concern; Publications; Special Note: Image gallery - Invasive.org

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Organizations

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Special Note: Non-native Invasive Plants in Georgia

Georgia Integrated Pest Management
Georgia Integrated Pest Management.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications

Georgia Invasive Species Task Force
Georgia Invasive Species Task Force.
Species of Concern

Exotic Species
South Eastern Regional Association of Medical and Biological Organizations.
Species of Concern

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